Discrete Analysis launched

Tim Gowers’ new journal, Discrete Analysis, launched last week.

I took a look, and in the first issue found an article I really needed to read.

I urge you to take a look. The design is beautiful, and the website is very easy and clear to use. In particular, each article is accompanied by an “Editorial Introduction” which makes much easier the decision whether you want to dig deeper into the article.

As Tim explains on his blog post, one of the advantages of an arXiv overlay journal is that, while the “version of record” of a paper never changes, if you subseqently find a shorter proof you can post an update to the arXiv, where it will be accessible to readers of the original article using the arXiv’s own mechanism.

I urge you to take a look. This might well be the future of academic publishing.

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About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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2 Responses to Discrete Analysis launched

  1. Mark C. Wilson says:

    I urge people to contribute good papers to this journal instead of locking them into subscription-based, mediocre-production-quality journals owned by reactionary profiteers who have made themselves the enemy of science. And I urge people like Peter Cameron (of a certain age and distinction in the profession) to make stronger statements along these lines!

    • I have spent a long time trying! I must say that what struck me on first looking at Discrete Analysis was that it had put the fun back into opening a mathematics journal!

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